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David Lemieux is planning to come back in Oct. or Nov. in Montreal

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Photo by: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

Photo by: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

David Lemieux’s encore performance after he destroyed Gen Tapia in May is being planned for either October or November in his hometown of Montreal, Golden Boy VP Eric Gomez told

Though an opponent has not been named, Kathy Duva of Main Events is pushing hard for middleweight knockout artist Curtis Stevens to get the assignment. A bout between Lemieux (35-3, 32 knockouts) and Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) would be akin to a stick of dynamite exploding in the ring. The sides have had very preliminary talks going back to early June.

Lemieux is at his best when he’s coming forward and the always dangerous Stevens showed renewed power in both hands in his last fight, a second-round stoppage of Golden Boy prospect Patrick Teixeira on May 7. Lemieux is trying to rebuild his career after his humbling performance against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin when Lemiuex was bludgeoned over eight rounds last October.

Stevens is also trying to retool under new trainer John David Jackson since a lackluster effort against Hassan N’Dam in October of 2014 in which he looked lethargic and lost a unanimous decision.